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Breast Care During Pregnancy
Article first published online: 16 MAR 2011
© 2011 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 144–148, March/April 2011
How to Cite
Johnson, T. S. and Strube, K. (2011), Breast Care During Pregnancy. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40: 144–148. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01227.x
- Issue published online: 16 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 16 MAR 2011
- Accepted October 2010
- nursing care;
- initiation and duration of breastfeeding
In 1972, breast care during pregnancy by nurses primarily concentrated on preparation of the nipples for breastfeeding. There is now a vast amount of research evidence that demonstrates the positive impact breastfeeding has on maternal and infant health. In this article, we compare the principles of 1972 with contemporary research-based information. Nurses continue to have an important role on the outcomes of breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.